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Interior lights not working on your car with a console and bucket seats

If you own a car with a console and bucket seats,and the interior lights worked and just stopped.First thing to check is the ash tray,a lot of people pull the lighter out since they dont smoke and put loose change in the ash tray.I have found hundreds of cars where the change overflows or just missed the ash tray and a coin went down in the lighter socket and blows the interior dome light fuse,first remove the coin then replace the fuse.Place a cork in the lighter socket or go to the auto parts store and get a cap for the lighter.

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